Sunka: (shoon-kah) General description for all dogs.
When you say "sungmanitu tanka" a description of a wolf, we imagine a figure similar to a coyote but much larger.
*"Sung" is short for ''Sunka". "Manitu" today is translated as''the wilds" or ''wilderness'' but actually ''manitu" describes an area where there are no human beings. The English translation is misleading.
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